Rose McGowan indicted by grand jury in cocaine case

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Actress Rose McGowan has been formally charged by grand jury officials in her drug possession case.

The actress previously suggested agents hired by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein may be behind the incident, aimed at discrediting her for making sex assault accusations against him. Court documents say the cocaine was found in a wallet that McGowan left behind on a plane.

At a hearing last month, prosecutors made the case that McGowan's wallet was properly handled from the moment it was found on a United Airlines plane early January 21, 2017. Inside it were two small bags that tested positive for cocaine.

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Rose has pleaded not guilty to the case, and states that she was without the wallet for five hours before she retrieved it. She admitted she lost her wallet.

Her attorney, Jim Hundley, declined comment to media. Her legal team has stated that there's no evidence indicating Rose was aware of the cocaine in her wallet. His attorneys have denied the charges.

Weinstein attorney Ben Brafman called that allegation a "ludicrous claim".

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News of the warrant for McGowan's arrest first surfaced in late October 2017, just days after she accused Weinstein of rape.

Weinstein claims that all sexual encounters he had with Rose were completely consensual.

After McGowan's wallet went missing but before the charges against her were made public, someone sent McGowan a direct message on Instagram that said: "You left your wallet on your Saturday flight with your 2 bags of coke", the Associated Press reported.

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